ALGIE LEWIS RAYBON
WENDELL – Algie Lewis Raybon went to her heavenly home, Saturday, October 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 21, 1920 in Johnston County to the late Milton & Claudia Lewis. She married Harold L. Raybon and they shared their life together on the family farm in Wendell. After Harold’s death she was employed with Westinghouse Meter Plant until she retired in 1983. She was a member of Wendell Baptist Church where she was active as long as her health permitted. She was well known for her pound cakes and fried chicken. Gardening & working in her yard brought her great pleasure as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who considered her their “hero.” She earned this title by demonstrating a strong loving spirit, work ethic and moral character. Her three daughters appreciated these characteristics as well and were grateful for her role-modeling a life well lived, her teaching of family values, and her loving ways. They will always remember her influence on their lives. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Raybon, and all six of her siblings.
Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, Wendell Baptist Church with burial in Greenmount Cemetery.
She is survived by her three daughters, Ann Pippin & husband Joe; Jeanne Poole; and Joan Watson & husband Rick; grandchildren; Joey Pippin & wife Jennifer, Jonathan Poole & wife Joanna, Les Pippin & wife Donna, Kerry Garner & husband Whitt and Kimmy Makepeace; great grandchildren Thomas, Sarah, Gracie, Hannah & Lilly Pippin, Maddox & Ripley Poole, Ava Grace Garner & Shelby Makepeace.
The family would like to thank doctors, Randolph Cooper, Susan Glenn, John Lue, Horizon Palliative Care, & Hospice of Wake County for their medical care. Special thanks to faithful sitter Lucille Hinton.
Flowers accepted or memorial contributions to Hospice of Wake County or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Visitation 2:30 -4 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, & other times at the home of Ann & Joe Pippin. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net